Your comprehensive guide to this weekend’s Sky Bet League Two match against York City.
Adam Murray has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Bootham Crescent. Scott Shearer is still missing with an infection in his ankle, while Matty Blair, who this week signed a new contract at the club, continues to build up his fitness following a long-term injury lay-off.
York City are without Stephane Zubar after he returned to parent club, Bournemouth, after being stretchered off with suspected medial ligament damage in last weekend’s draw with Exeter City. Ex-Stag, Lindon Meikle, had his contract terminated with the Minstermen earlier this week by mutual consent.
Stags are looking to build on Saturday’s hard-fought point against Oxford United. After picking up five points from a possible twelve so far in the league, Adam Murray’s side will be hoping to end the first month of the season on a high with a positive result at Bootham Crescent.
The Minstermen have obtained four points from their opening four games, with their one win coming in a 1-0 victory over Yeovil Town. This week, they crashed out of the Capital One Cup, losing 3-0 at Premier League side Swansea City, after beating Bradford on penalties in the first round.
Desite, the geographical distance between the two clubs, a rivalry has been enjoyed in recent years, stemming from the clashes when the clubs were in the Conference. York triumphed over the Stags in the 2012/2013 play-off semi-finals, and eventually went on to get promoted, beating Luton Town in the final.
In the last campaign, the Stags earned a 1-1 draw at Bootham Crescent thanks to a second-half equaliser from Daniel Carr whilst in the return fixture at One Call Stadium, York ran out 4-1 winners.
OVERALL RECORD: WON 31, DREW 17, LOST 38
Saturday’s referee is Tony Harrington, and he will be assisted by Jason Tyas and Declan Ford. Geoffrey Liddle completes the officiating team as the fourth official.
Mr Harrington last took charge of the Stags in their goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers, last season.
Supporters can purchase tickets on the day, however are advised to buy in advance. Tickets head off sale from the One Call Stadium box office at 12noon today.
Tickets are priced are as follows:
Seating (Popular Stand):
Under 5s: FREE
Concessions are: 65+, U16 or students with a valid NUS card.
Disabled supporters should contact the club on 01623 482 482.
Check out regular updates on the match via the Stags Wall
You can also follow us on Twitter, (@MansfieldTownFC), for pre-match build up and minute-by-minute updates on the match. Supporters can also view all of our social media activity on the Stags Wall.
You can listen to full-match commentary on Stags Player (online) and on Mansfield 103.2 (local radio only).
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